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VII Conference and General Assembly of the Global Network of Science Academies

From: 24th of February, 2013

To: 27th of February, 2013

The Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) held in Rio de Janeiro, during the period of February 24-27, 2013, its 7thConference and General Assembly. Focusing on the topic “Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development”, the event gathered representatives from 55 Academies of Sciences of the world. During four days, participants discussed how Science can contribute towards the resolution of some of the major challenges faced by humanity; among them, the enormous challenge of eradicating poverty and elaborating sustainable alternatives for development. Another crucial issue which was discussed was the potential contribution of the Science Academies of the world for the development of the Post 2015 Agenda, a process that will take place within the UN system and each country and will happen in the coming months.

The opening ceremony of the Conference was held on Sunday afternoon (February 24th), with the presence of the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MSTI), Marco Antonio Raupp. In addition to the minister, the president of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC), Jacob Palis , and the co-chairs of the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP), Howard Alper and Mohamed Hassan also participated in the opening ceremony.

In the morning of February 25th, a plenary session focusing on “The Future we Want: the Role of Science in Coping with the Grand Challenges Facing Humanity” was held. The rest of the day was dedicated to thematic group discussions, which focused on science literacy, food security, global health, safe water and sanitation, climate change, and sustainable energy.

On the last day of the conference three plenary sessions were held. The first one focused on “Science Academies Working Together to Tackle the Grand Challenge of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development”. The second session was dedicated towards the presentation and discussion of experiences and lessons learned from Grand Challenges Programs (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Grand Challenges Canada, and Grand Challenges Brazil). Shortly after this session, the Brazilian Ministry of Health officially launched the “Grand Challenges Brazil: Prevention and Management of Premature Births”. Through this call – supported by the MSTI, the Ministry of Health and the Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation – a total of 8 million dollars will be invested in innovative studies focused on improving the scenario of premature births in Brazil.

The third plenary session of the day focused on “Bridging Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations with Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities”. This session aimed at discussing how existing programs, or others yet to be established, can be related with the Grand Challenge of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development.

At the final stage of the meeting two important issues were approved. The first one was the establishment of an internet portal, based on IAP’s web site, which will disclose, to the international scientific community, the existing Grand Challenges programs. Through this web portal, researchers from all over the world will have access to research financing opportunities provided by the Grand Challenges. The second recommendation was the approval of the Letter from Rio. This document, approved by the participants of the meeting, urges the international scientific community to engage in the construction of scientific knowledge that contributes to overcoming critical issues faced by humanity, among them poverty eradication and sustainable development.

February 27th was dedicated to IAP’s General Assembly. Throughout the day, representatives from the Academies appraised the activities of the network implemented over the past three years, and discussed the future steps of the organization. Recommendations which arose from the Conference were also discussed and approved. Among these, one recommendation initially presented by Minister Marco Antonio Raupp, and endorsed by the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, stands outs: the establishment of a committee, to be constituted by a group of Science Academies, which will be in charge of making recommendations on how Academies can engage on actions that contribute towards poverty eradication. This proposal will be discussed at the first meeting of the new Executive Committee of the network, elected in Rio.

The General Assembly ended with the election of the new co-presidents and Executive Committee. Mohamed Hassan and Volker ter Meulen, respectively from Sudan and Germany, were elected as new co-chairs. The following Academies were elected to compose the Executive Committee: Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

February 24th

“Science for Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development”

- Marco Antonio Raupp (Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation) – Download

February 25th

Session 01: The Future We Want: the Role of Science in coping with the Grand Challenges Facing Humanity

- Jorge Chediek (Argentina) – Download
- Philip Campbell (UK) – Download
- Linxiu Zhang (China) – Download
- Marie-Anne Van Sluys (Brazil) – Download

Challenge Labs

1.Improving science literacy

- Maggie Koerth-Baker (US) – Download
- Petra Skiebe- Correte (Germany) – Download
- Shelley Peers (Australia) – Download

2.Promoting global food security

- Sabah AlMomin (Kuwait) – Download
- Ricardo Rapallo (Spain) – Download
- Elibio Rech  (Brazil) – Download

3.Improving global health

- Patricia Garcia (Peru) – Download
- Shoji Komai (Japan) – Download
- Karlee Silver (Canada) – Download

4.Enhancing access to safe water and sanitation

- Eilon Adar (Israel) – Download
- Akiça Bahri (Tunisia) – Download
- Doulaye Kone (US) – Download

5.Coping with climate change

- Carlos Nobre (Brazil) – Download
- Carolina Vera (Argentina) – Download
- Roseanne Diab (South Africa) – Download

6.Towards a sustainable energy future

- Sherien Elagroudy (Egypt) – Download
- Javier Garcia-Martinez (Spain) – Download
- Josephine Hill (Canada) – Download

February 26th

Session 02: Science Academies Working together to Tackle the Grand Challenge of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development

- Robin Crewe (South Africa) – Download
- Juan Pedro Laclette (Mexico) – Download
- Won-Hoon Park (South Korea) – Download
- Volker ter Meulen (Germany) – Download

1.Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovation: Lessons from the Experience

- Steven Buchsbaum (US)
- Carlos Gadelha (Brazil)
- Peter Singer (Canada)
- David Ferguson (US)

2.Bridging Grand Challenges and Integrated Innovations with Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities

- Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Japan) – Download
- Asma Ismail (Malaysia) – Download
- Ricardo Paes de Barros  (Brazil) – Download

Mr. Mohd Nasaruddin Abd Rahman 
Senior Science Officer
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
(Akademi Sains Malaysia)
902-4 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Email: nasa@akademisains.gov.my, bahirah@akademisains.gov.my

Professor Ahmet Cevat Acar 
President
Turkish Academy of Sciences
(Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi – TÜBA)
Piyade Sok. No 27
06550 Cankaya-Ankara
Turkey
Email: acara@tuba.gov.tr, tubaulus@tuba.gov.tr

Dr. Nora Adel 
Director
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
101 Kaser Al-Aini St.
Cairo
Egypt
Email: Noraadel44@link.net

Professor Byung-joon Ahn 
Member of Academy, Member International Exchange
Committee
The National Academy of Sciences
59, Banpo-daero 37-gil
Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-044
Republic of Korea
Email: academy@mest.go.kr, byungjoon3642@hotmail.com, jswie@mest.go.kr

Professor Maged Al-Sherbiny 
President
Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT)
101 Kaser Al-Aini St.
Cairo
Egypt
Email: maged123@link.net, alsherbinym@gmail.com

Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali 
President
Academy of Sciences Malaysia
(Akademi Sains Malaysia)
902-4 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Email: nasa@akademisains.gov.my, bahirah@akademisains.gov.my

Professor Abdurrahman Aliy 
Consultant
Turkish Academy of Sciences
(Türkiye Bilimler Akademisi – TÜBA)
Piyade Sok. No 27
06550 Cankaya-Ankara
Turkey
Email: abdurrahmanaliy@gmail.com, tubaulus@tuba.gov.tr

Dr. Trevor Alleyne 
President
The Caribbean Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Faculty of Engineering
The University of The West Indies
St Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago, WI
Email: trevor.alleyne@gmail.com, secretariat@caswi.org

Dr. Sabah AlMomin 
Research Scientist
Biotechnology Department
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
P.O. Box 24885
Safat 13109
Kuwait
Email: smomen@kisr.edu.kw, saba-h@hotmail.com

Professor Howard Alper 
Co-Chair,
IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies
c/o TWAS, ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste
Italy
Email: halper@uottawa.ca

Professor Ruth Arnon 
President
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Albert Einstein  Square
43 Jabotinsky Street
P.O. Box 4040
Jerusalem 91040
Israel
Email: sima@academy.ac.il

Professor Juan A. Asenjo 
President
Academia Chilena de Ciencias
Instituto de Chile
Almirante Montte 454
Clasificador 1349, Santiago
Chile
Email: mreyesaz@123.cl, juasenjo@ing.uchile.cl, pmartinezlab@ing.uchile.cl

Dr. Akiça Bahri 
Coordinator, African Water Facility
African Development Bank
13, rue du Ghana
B.P. 323 – 1002
Tunis Belvédère,
Tunisia
Email: a.bahri@afdb.org

Professor Marcello Andre Barcinski 
Co-Chair Conference Committee, Invited Researcher
Fundacao Oswaldo Curz
A. Brasil 4365
Manguinhos 21045-900
Rio de Janeiro RJ
Brazil
Email: mabarcinski@gmail.com

Dr. Rosalind Bell 
Genovese Vanderhoof and Associates
77 Carlton St. Ste 1103
Toronto Ontario
M5B 2J7
Email: gvarosalind@gmail.com

Professor Luiz Bevilacqua  
Full Member, BAS
COPPE/UFRJ
R. Marques S. Vicente 317/201
Rio de Janeiro
Email: bevilacqua@coppe.vfrg.br

Dr. Claudio Bifano 
President
Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matemáticas y Naturales de
Venezuela
Avenida Universidad, Bolsa a San Francisco/. Caracas,
Distrito Capital. Venezuela. Apartado Postal 1421. Caracas
1010-A
Venezuela
Email: cbifano@strix.ciens.ucv.ve, info@acfiman.org.ve, cbifanor@gmail.com

Professor Jose Roberto Boisson  de Marca 
Full Member, BAS, President Elect IEEE
Puci Rio
Av. Visc. de Albuquerque 694/1404
Leblon
22450 Rio de Janeiro
Email:

Dr. John Boright 
Executive Director, International Affairs
US National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
500 Fifth Street NW
Keck 528
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Email: jboright@nas.edu

Dr. Jo Ivey Boufford 
Co-Chair
IAMP – The InterAcademy Medical Panel
c/o ICTP Campus (Adriatico Guesthouse-7th Floor)
Strada Costiera 11 – 34151
Trieste – Italy
Email: jboufford@nyam.org, iamp@twas.org

Dr. Steve Buchsbaum 
Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PO Box 23350 Seattle,
WA
USA, 98102
Email: steven.buchsbaum@gatesfoundation.org, christa.june@gatesfoundation.org

Professor Xavier Caicedo 
Vice President
Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical & Natural Sciences
Transversal 27 no. 39A-63,
ApartadoAéreo 44 763
Santafé de Bogotá
Colombia
Email: jlozano@accefyn.org.co, accefyn@accefyn.org.co, xcaicedo@uniandes.edu.co

Dr. John Campbell 
Executive Director, IAC
c/o The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Kloveniersburgwal 29,
P.O. Box 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Email: secretariat@iac.knaw.nl, jcampbell@iac.knaw.nl

Professor Hernan Chaimovich 
Vice President
Academia Brasileira de Ciencias (ABC)
Rua Anfilófio de Carvalho 29/3
20030-060 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil
Email: hchaimo@usp.br, mcbs@abc.org.br

Dr. Jorge Chediek 
Resident Representative & Resident Coordinator
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Complexo Sergio Vieira de Mello
Programma das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento
Setor de Embaixadas Norte
Quadra 802-Conj. C- Lote 17
Brasilia -DF – 70.800-400
Brazil
Email: jorge.chediek@undp.org, andrea.souza@undp.org

Ms. Jung Ah Choi 
Staff member, AASSA
Korean Academy of Science and Technology
7-1 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu
Seongnam-shi, Gyunggi-do
463-808
Republic of Korea
Email: jyja04@kast.or.kr

Professor Loucas Christophorou 
President
The Academy of Athens
28 Panepistimiou Av.
10679 Athens
Greece
Email: info@academyofathens.gr, christophorou@academyofathens.gr

Dr. Roberto L. O. Cignoli 
President
National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences
(Academía Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y
Naturales)
Avda. Alvear 1711, 4° piso
1014 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: acad@ancefn.org.ar, presidente@ancefn.org.ar, rcignoli@hotmail.com

Professor Ismael Clark Arxer 
President
Cuban Academy of Sciences
(Academia de Ciencias)
Capitolio Nacional
La Habana 12400
Cuba
Email: clark@ceniai.inf.cu

Dr. Michael Clegg 
IANAS Co-Chair & Foreign Secretary
US National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street NW
Keck 528
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Email: mclegg@nas.edu

Dr. Regina Coeli Da Silveira 
Professora Titular – Editora Revista Cientifica
Universidade S. De Oliveira
Ohio University
Email: silvaregina4@yahoo.com.br

Mr. Marco Luiz Correa de mello
Tecnologista
R. Candido Benicio 886
c/5 Jacarepagua
Rio de Janeiro
Email: mello@fiocruz.br

Professor Robin Crewe 
NASAC President & Acting Senior Vice-Principal
University of Pretoria
Rectorate, P/Bag X20,
Hatfield, 0028
South Africa
Email: robinm.crewe@gmail.com

Dr. David D’Argenio 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
500 5th Ave. N.
Seattle,
WA, 98109
USA
Email: David.D’rgenio@gatesfoundation.org

Dr. Wainer Da Silveira e Silva 
Pro-Rector
Universidade Federal Fluminense – Uff
Ruoa Prof. Ernani Melo 43
1501 INCA Nitroi
Rio de Janeiro
Email: wainer_uff@yahoo.com

Professor Roseanne Diab 
Executive Officer
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Persequor Park, The Woods, 1st Floor Block A
Meiring Naude,
Brummeria
S. Africa
Email: Roseanne@assaf.org.za,

Dr. Christiane Diehl 
Executive Director
EASAC c/o German National Academy of Sciences
Leopoldina
Jaegerberg 1,
06108 Halle (Saale),
Germany
Email: secretariat@easac.eu, Christiane.diehl@easac.eu

Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf 
Co-Chair, IAC & Director, Institute of Advanced Studies
Princeton
c/o The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Kloveniersburgwal 29,
P.O. Box 19121
1000 GC Amsterdam,
The Netherlands
Email: secretariat@iac.knaw.nl, kcuozzo@ias.edu

Dr. Lucil Carlos Dos Santos Gil 
Political Economics Assessor
US Consulate General
Av Pres. Wilson 147/8 Andar
Rio de Janeiro
Email: gills@state.gov

Professor Adar Eilon 
Director, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at the J. B.
Institutes for Desert Research (ZIWR)
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research
Zuckerberg Institute of Water Research
Sede Boqer Campus
84990
Israel
Email: eilon@bgu.ac.il

Dr. Sherien Elagroudy 
Assistant Professor, Environmental Engineering
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
1 El-Sarayat St.,
Abassia, 11517,
Cairo,
Egypt
Email: s.elagroudy@eng.asu.edu.eg

Dr. Tracey Elliott 
Head, International Science Policy Centre
The Royal Society
6 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG
United Kingdom
Email: science.poliy@royalsociety.org, tracey.elliott@royalsociety.org,

Dr. Dave Ferguson 
Deputy Director
Office of Science and Technology
USAID
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. room 6.9.38 Washington DC 20523
USA
Email: dferguson@usaid.gov

Professor Masreha Fetene 
Vice President
Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
House no. 199, Woreda 9, Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa
P.O. Box 32228
Ethiopia
Email: masfetene@yahoo.com, Masresha.fetene@aau.edu.et

Dr. Jose Franco 
President
Academía Mexicana de Ciencias
“Casa Tlalpan”, Km. 23.5 Carretera Federal México-
Cuernavaca, Calle Cipreses s/n,
Col. San Andrés Totoltepec
14400 Tlalpan, Distrito Federal México
Mexico
Email: aic@servidor.unam.mx, pepe@astro.unam.mx

Dr. Carlos Gadelha 
Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs,
Ministry of Health – Brazil
Esplanada dos Ministérios Bloco G,
Ed. Sede, 8o andar,
Gabinete
70058-900
Brasília-DF
Brazil
Email: gabinete.sctie@saude.gov.br, anar.dutra@saude.gov.br, igor.calvet@saude.gov.br

Dr. Rodolfo Gambini 
President
National Academy of Sciences of Uruguay,
Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura
Direccion General,
Reconquista 535, piso 7
Montevideo, Uruguay
Email: ancuuy@gmail.com, secretariaacademiaciencias@gmail.com, rradi@fmed.edu.uy, rafael.radi@gmail.com

Dr. Patricia Jannet Garcia Funegra 
Dean
School of Public Health and Administration. Universidad
Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Av. Honorio Delgado 430.
SMP Lima 31
Peru
Email: patricia.garcia@upch.edu, pattyjannet@gmail.com

Professor Javier Garcia-Martinez 
Professor. University of Alicante
Department of Inorganic Chemistry
University of Alicante. Carretera San Vicente. E-03690.
Alicante
Spain
Email: j.garcia@ua.es

Dr. Gustavo F. Gonzales-Rengifo 
Secretary
Academia Nacional de Ciencias del Peru
Jr. Conde de Superunda 298
Lima 1
Peru
Email: ancperu2012@gmail.com, gustavo.gonzales@upch.pe

Dr. Danielle Grynszpan 
Researcher
Rua Embaixador Carlos Taylor 101
casa 105
Gavea
Rio de Janeiro
Email: danielle@ioc.fiocruz.br

Dr. Locarna Gunaratna 
Immediate Past President
National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
Building
120/10 Vidya Mawatha
Colombo 00700
Sri Lanka
Email: nassl@sltnet.lk, locanagunaratna@gmail.com

Professor Narinder Kumar Gupta 
Former Vice-President
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
2 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110 002
India
Email: nkgupta@am.iitd.ac.in

Prof. Dr. Joerg Hacker 
President
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Jaegerberg 1,
06108 Halle (Saale),
Germany
Email: leopoldina@leopoldina.org, joerg.hacker@leopoldina.org

Professor Mohamed H. A. Hassan 
Co-Chair
IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies
c/o TWAS, ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151Trieste
Italy
Email: hassan@ictp.it

Dr. Josephine M. Hill 
Canada Research Chair in Hydrogen & Catalysis
Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
University of Calgary
Email: jhill@ucalgary.ca

Professor Andrew Holmes 
Foreign Secretary
Australian Academy of Science
Ian Potter House
Gordon Street
GPO 783, Canberra ACT 2601
Australia
Email: aholmes@unimelb.edu.au, KatrinaL@unimelb.edu.au; nancy.pritchard@science.org.au

Professor Jorge Huete-Perez 
President
Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua.
c/o Universidad Centroamericana, UCA.
Rotonda R. Dario 150 mts Oeste.
Managua.
Nicaragua.
Email: jahuete@yahoo.com; jorgehuete@uca-cbm.org

Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe 
President
Nigerian Academy of Science
Academy House,
8A Ransome Kuti Road, Unilag,
Lagos,
Nigeria
Email: admin@nas.org.ng, president@nas.org.ng

Prof. Muntaser Ibrahim 
Executive Secretary
Sudanese National Academy of Sciences
c/o The Educational Development Centre for Health
Professionals
Faculty of Medicine
University of Khartoum
P. O. Box 351 Khartoum
Sudan
Email: mibrahim@iend.org,

Professor Dr. Asma Ismail 
Vice Chancellor & Vice President ASM
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia and Vice President
(Akademi Sains Malaysia)
Bandar Baru Nilai
71800 Nilai
Negeri Sembilan,
MALAYSIA
Email: nc@usim.edu.my, asma.ismail@usim.edu.my, asmainformm@haoo.com

Professor Surendra Raj Kafle 
Vice-Chancellor
Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST)
P.O. Box 3323
Katmandu
Nepal
Email: planning@nast.org.np, skafle@nast.org.np, kaflesr1@hotmail.com

Dr. Fumiko Kasuga 
Conference Committee & Vice President
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
7-22-34 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8555
Japan
Email: i266@scj.go.jp, fumiko.kasuga@cao.go.jp

Professor Khalid Mahmood Khan 
Council Member
Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS)
3 Constitution Avenue, G-5/2
Islamabad
Pakistan
Email: Khalidmkhan41@yahoo.com, pasisb@yahoo.com

Dr. Jea Seung Ko 
Member of the Academy
The National Academy of Sciences
59, Banpo-daero 37-gil
Seocho-gu, Seoul, 137-044
Republic of Korea
Email: academy@mest.go.kr, jaesko@snu.ac.kr

Dr. Marina Koch-Krumrei 
Head, Department of International Relations
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Jaegerberg 1,
06108 Halle (Saale),
Germany
Email: leopoldina@leopoldina.org,marina.kochkrumrei@leopoldina.org

Ms. Maggie Koerth-Baker 
Science editor, BoingBoing.net; Columnist, New York
Times Magazine
5037 Xerxes Ave South,
Minneapolis, MN,
United States, 55410
Email: Maggie.koerth@gmail.com

Professor Shoji Komai 
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Biological Sciences,
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)
8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma,
Nara 630-0192,
JAPAN
Email: skomai@bs.naist.jp

Dr. Doulaye Kone 
Senior Programme Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
500 5th Ave. N.
Seattle,
WA, 98109
USA
Email: doulaye.kone@gatesfoundation.org, jennifer.williams@gatesfoundation, olympia.trumbower@gatesfoundation.org

Professor Eduardo Krieger  
Past President
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Academia Brasileira de ciencias (ABC)
Rua Anfilófio de Carvalho 29/3
20030-060 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil
Email: eduardo.kreiger@incor.usp.br,

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa 
Academic Fellow
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8677
Japan
Email: kurokawa@grips.ac.jp, akiko.tahara@gmail.com

Ms. Joanna Lacey 
Senior Project Assistant
IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies
c/o TWAS, ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151Trieste
Italy
Email: iap@twas.org

Professor Jinghai Li 
Vice President
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
52 Sanlihe Road
Fuxingmenwei
Beijing 100864
China
Email: zywang@cashq.ac.cn

Academic Ella Libanova 
Member, Academic-Secretary of Dept. of Economy,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
54, Volodymyrska St.
Kyiv, 01601
Ukraine
Email: Libanova@ukr.net, libanova@idss.org.ua

Dr. Shaw Chen Liu 
Distinguished Research Fellow and Director
Academia Sinica
128 Academia Road, Section 2,
Nankang, Taipei 115,
Taiwan, China
Email: shawliu@rcec.sinica.edu.tw

Professor M. Ramon llamas 
Former Chair, International Relations Committee
Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales
Valverde 22,
28001 Madrid
Spain
Email: mramonllamas@gmail.com

Dr. Yousuf Maudarbocus 
President
Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology
20, Cossigny Street
Curepipe Road
Port Louis
Mauritius
Email: mbmltd@intnet.mu, yousufm@myt.mu

Professor Gordon McBean 
President elect- ICSU
Director, Research and External Relations
Centre for Environment and Sustainability
Director, Policy Studies – Institute of Catastrophic Loss
Reduction
Dept. of Geography and Political Science
Western University
London, ON N6A 5C2 Canada
Email: gmcbean@uwo.ca

Professor Jeremy McNeil  
Foreign Secretary
The Royal Society of Canada
282 Somerset St. W
Ottqwa, ON K2P OJ6
Canada
Email: events@rsc-src.ca

Lic Milciades Mejia 
President
Academia de Ciencias de la República Dominicana
calle Las Damas esquina 112
El Conde Ciudad colonial, Ap. Postal 932
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Email: acrd@academiadecienciasrd.org, milciomejia@hotmail.com,mejia@academiadecienciasrd.org

Professor Arnold Migus 
IAP/IAC Development Advisory Committee
Cour des Comptes (French Supreme Court of Audit)
Adviser to the President of the École Polytechnique, Paris
Former General Director of CNRS,
France
Email: arnold.migus@polytechnique.org, AMigus@ccomptes.fr

Professor Paul Edward Mugambi 
President
The Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS)
P.O. Box 23911,
Kampala
Uganda
Email: unas@unas.or.ug, paulmugambi@unas.or.ug, pmugambi@math.mak.ac.ug, ppmugambi@yahoo.co.uk

Professor Romain Murenzi 
Executive Director
The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World,
(TWAS)
ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste
ITALY
Email: EDoffice@twas.org, rmurenzi@twas.org

Prof. Christopher Mutambirwa 
President
Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences
P. O. Box CY 294
Causeway,
Harare
Zimbabwe
Email: president@zas.ac.zw, cmutambirwa@hotmail.com, cmutamb@arts.uz.ac.zw, dzidziehungwe@yahoo.co.uk

Prof. Esther Mwaikambo 
President
The Tanzania Academy of Sciences
P. O. Box 33654
Dar-es-Salam
Tanzania
Email: info@taas.or.tz, esther.mwaikambo@gmail.com

Ms. Noriko Nakamura 
Deputy-Director, International Affairs Division
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
7-22-34 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8555
Japan
Email: i266@scj.go.jp, noriko.nakamura@cao.go.jp

Professor

Carlos Afonso Nobre 
National Secretary
Ministry of Science and Technology
Esplanada dos Ministerios,
Bloco E, 2⁰ andar, sala 218
Brasilia
DF 70067-900
Brazil
Email: seped@mct.gov.br, erodrigues@mct.gov.br

Dr. Mobolaji Oladoyin Odubanjo 
Executive Secretary
Nigerian Academy of Science
Academy House,
8A Ransome Kuti Road, Unilag,
Lagos,
Nigeria
Email: admin@nas.org.ng, dodubanjo@nas.org.ng

Professor Takashi Onishi 
President
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
7-22-34 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8555
Japan
Email: i266@scj.go.jp, takashi.onishi@cao.go.jp

Professor Jacob Palis 
President
Brazilian Academy of Sciences
Academia Brasileira de ciencias (ABC)
Rua Anfilófio de Carvalho 29/3
20030-060 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Brazil
Email: abc@abc.org.br, gabifmello@gmail.com, gfmello@abc.org.br

Professor Sung Hyun Park 
President-elect
7-1 Gumi-dong
Bundang-Gu
Seongnam-si
Gyeonggi-do 463-808
Korea, Republic of
Email: jyja04@kast.or.kr

Dr. Won-Hoon Park 
President, AASSA
c/o Korean Academy of Science and Technology
7-1 Gumi-dong, Bundang-gu
Seongnam-shi, Gyunggi-do
463-808 Republic of Korea
Email: jyja04@kast.or.kr, aassa@kast.or.kr

Professor Sergio Jorge Pastrana 
Vice President, External Affairs
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Rue Auguste Vacquerie
75016 Paris
France
Email: pastrana@ceniai.inf.cu, secretariat@icsu.org

Ms. Cheryl Elizabeth Peers 
Director, Primary Connections
Australian Academy of Sciences
2107 Westfield Tower 2
101 Grafton St. bondi
Junction NSW 2022
Australia
Email: shelley.peers@science.org.au, janet.sippel@science.org.au

Professor Shie Ming Peng 
Distinguished Research Fellow and Vice President
Academia Sinica
128 Academia Road, Section 2,
Nankang, Taipei 115,
Taiwan, China
Email: smpeng@ntu.edu.tw

Professor Martyn Poliakoff 
Foreign Secretary
The Royal Society
6 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG
United Kingdom
Email: science.policy@royalsociety.org, martyn.poliakoff@royalsociety.org, foreign.secretary@royalsociety.org

Professor Dr. Alfred Pühler 
Foreign Secretary
Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
(Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften),
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2
D-55131 Mainz
Germany
Email: nicole.hartmann@akademienunion.de, Puehler@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE

Professor Orlando Quilambo 
President
Academy of Sciences of Mozambique
Av. 24 de Julho 3549,
edificio do INSS, 8º andar
Maputo
Mozambique
Email: oquilambo@rei.uem.mz, quilambo@zebra.uem.mz

Mr. Ricardo Rapallo 
Food Security Officer, Regional Office of Latin America and
the Caribbean (Santiago)
FAO Regional Office for Latin America and The Caribbean.
Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3241,
Vitacura
Santiago de Chile. Chile
Email: ricardo.rapallo@fao.org

Dr. Elibio Rech 
EMBRAPA Recursos Geneticos e Biotecnologia
Laboratório de Biologia Sintética
Parque Estação Biológica – PqEB, final da W-5
Brasília – Distrito Federal
CEP 70770-917
Brazil
Email: elibio.rech@embrapa.br

Professor Batmanathan (Daya) Reddy 
President
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Persequor Park, The Woods, 1st Floor Block A
Meiring Naude, Brummeria
S. Africa
Email: admin@assaf.org.za, Daya.reddy@uct.ac.za

Professor Duger Regdel 
Vice President
Mongolian Academy of Sciences
A.Amar str.1
Ulaanbaatar 210620A
Mongolia
Email: mas@mas.ac.mn, regdel@mas.ac.mn, regdelone@yahoo.com

Professor Daniel Ricquier 
Vice President, Foreign Secretary
Académie des Sciences
23 quai de Conti
75006 Paris
France
Email: daniel.ricquier@academie-sciences.fr, isabelle.thomas@academie-sciences.fr, anne.andivero@academie-sciences.fr

Professor Isaac Roitman 
Full Member, BAS
SQS Bloco B
apt. 303
70254 020 Brasilia
Email: iroitman@vol.com.br

Professor Celina Roitman 
Consultant, Fundacao Oswaldo-Cruz
SQS Bloco B
apt. 303
70254 020 Brasilia
Email: croitman@vol.com.br

Professor Dinakar Mashnu Salunke 
Vice President Elect
Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
2 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi 110 002
India
Email: director@rcb.res.in, intacademy@insa.nic.in, esoffice@insa.nic.in

Dr. María del Carmen Samayoa Grajeda 
Vice President
Academia de Ciencias Medicas, Fisicas y Naturales de
Guatemala
13 Calle N° 1-26, Zona 1
Guatemala City 01901
Guatemala
Email: mcasamayoa@gmail.com,

Mr. Masakazu Sato 
Director, International Affairs Division
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)
7-22-34 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8555
Japan
Email: i266@scj.go.jp, masakazu.sato@cao.go.jp

Professor Antonio Sgamellotti 
Member
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Palazzo Corsini
Via della Lungara 10
00165 Rome
Italy
Email: mze@lincei.it, sgam@thch.unipg.it, moliterno@lincei.it

Dr. Karlee Silver 
Program Officer
Grand Challenges Canada,
101 College Street, Suite 406, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1L7
Email: karlee.silver@grandchallenges.ca

Dr. Peter Singer 
Chief Executive Officer, Grand Challenges Canada
Grand Challenges Canada,
101 College Street, Suite 406, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1L7
Email: peter.singer@grandchallenges.ca, heather.navarra@grandchallenges.ca

Dr. Petra Skiebe-Corrette 
Professor
Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 34-36, 14195 Berlin
Germany
Email: skiebe@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Professor Bernard Slippers 
GYA Co-Chair
Global Young Academy (GYA)
c/o BBAW
Jägerstr. 22/23
D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Email: bernard.slippers@fabi.up.ac.za, wedel@bbaw.de

Anne Soule 
Email: gvadory@aol.com

Dr. Lucilla Spini 
Coordinator
IAP – The Global Network of Science Academies
c/o TWAS, ICTP Campus
Strada Costiera 11
34151Trieste
Italy
Email: lspini@twas.org

Dr. Volker ter Meulen 
Immediate Past President
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Jaegerberg 1,
06108 Halle (Saale),
Germany
Email: Volker.termeulen@uni-wuerzburg.de

Professor Ralph Mills Tettey 
Honorary Secretary
Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)
P.O. Box M-32
Accra
Ghana
Email: millstettey@yahoo.com, gaas@ug.edu.gh

Professor Hendrik Van Brussel 
Academician
The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium
Palais des Académies, Hertogsstraat 1 Rue Ducale
B-1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Email: sofie.vanthournout@rasab.be, Hendrik.vanbrussel@mech.kuleuven.be

Dr. Marie Anne Van Sluys 
University of Sao Paolo
Instituto de Biociências, Departamento de Botânica.
rua do matão, 277
Cidade Universitaria
05508-090 – Sao Paulo, SP – Brasil
Email: mavsluys@usp.br

Dr. Goline Doremus Vanderhoof 
Genovese Vanderhoof and Associates
77 Carlton St. Ste 1103
Toronto Ontario
M5B 2J7
Email: gvadory@aol.com

Chancellor Krista Varantola 
President
Council of Finnish Academies
Snellmaninkatu 13
00170 Helsinki
FINLAND
Email: info@academies.fi, krista.varantola@uta.fi

Prof. Dr. Carolina Vera 
Director
“Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera” (CIMA)
/University of Buenos Aires-CONICET
CIMA, 2do. Piso, Pab. 2, Ciudad Universitaria, (1428)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Email: carolina@cima.fcen.uba.ar

Academician Dragan K. Vukcevic 
Secretary, Department of Social Sciences
Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA)
81000 Podgorica, Rista Stijovica 5
81000 Podgorica
Montenegro
Email: canu@cg.ac.yu, katarinat@canu.ac.me, dragan.vukcevic@udg.edu.me

Professor Zhenyu Wang 
Director, Bureau of International Cooperation
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
52 Sanlihe Road
Fuxingmenwei
Beijing 100864
China
Email: zywang@cashq.ac.cn

Dr. Annica Wayman 
Team Leader, Research Partnerships for Development
Office of Science and Technology, USAID
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20523
USA
Email: awayman@usaid.gov

Professor Gregory Weiss 
Immediate Past Co-Chair
Global Young Academy (GYA)
c/o BBAW
Jägerstr. 22/23
D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Email: gya@bbaw.de, gweiss@uci.edu

Professor Bahru Zewde 
Vice President
Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
House no. 199, Woreda 9, Gulele Sub-City, Addis Ababa
P.O. Box 32228
Ethiopia
Email: eassecretariat@gmail.com, bahru.zewde@gmail.com, eas@eas-et.org

Professor Linxiu Zhang 
Deputy Director, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy,
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Recources
Research (IGSNRR),
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No.11A, Datun Road,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, 100101,
China
Email: lxzhang.ccap@igsnrr.ac.cn

Professor Hassan Zohoor 
Secretary
Academy of Sciences of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Academies & National Library Exit
Shahid Haqqani Exp
Tehran, 1537633111
IR Iran
Email: int@ias.ac.ir,

Professor Luiz Bevilacqua 
Full Member, BAS
COPPE/UFRJ
R. Marques S. Vicente 317/201
Rio de Janeiro
Email: bevilacqua@coppe.vfrg.br

Professor Jose Roberto Boisson de Marca 
Full Member, BAS, President Elect IEEE
Puci Rio
Av. Visc. de Albuquerque 694/1404
Leblon
22450 Rio de Janeiro
Email:

Dr. Regina Coeli Da silveira 
Professora Titular – Editora Revista Cientifica
Universidade S. De Oliveira
Ohio University
Email: silvaregina4@yahoo.com.br

Mr. Marco Luiz Correa de mello 
Tecnologista
R. Candido Benicio 886
c/5 Jacarepagua
Rio de Janeiro
Email: mello@fiocruz.br

Dr. Wainer Da Silveira e Silva 
Pro-Rector
Universidade Federal Fluminense – Uff
Ruoa Prof. Ernani Melo 43
1501 INCA Nitroi
Rio de Janeiro
Email: wainer_uff@yahoo.com

Dr. Lucil Carlos Dos Santos Gil 
Political Economics Assessor
US Consulate General
Av Pres. Wilson 147/8 Andar
Rio de Janeiro
Email: gills@state.gov

Dr. Danielle Grynszpan 
Researcher
Rua Embaixador Carlos Taylor 101
casa 105
Gavea
Rio de Janeiro
Email: danielle@ioc.fiocruz.br

Professor

Isaac Roitman  
Full Member, BAS
SQS Bloco B
apt. 303
70254 020 Brasilia
Email: iroitman@vol.com.br

Professor Celina Roitman 
Consultant, Fundacao Oswaldo-Cruz
SQS Bloco B
apt. 303
70254 020 Brasilia
Email: croitman@vol.com.br

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